Here are the top 5 images from each of the categories.  Congratulations to all the winners

Experimental – Daniel Grund (GER)
New Creativity – Eric Berger (CAN)
SanDisk Sequence – Miguel Lopez-Virgen (MEX)
Energy – Stuart Gibson (AUS)
Illumination – Chris Burkhard (USA)
Playground – Tim Korbmacher (GER)
Culture – Vincent Perraud (FRA)
Spirit – Adam Kokot (POL)
Wings – Marcel Lämmerhirt (GER)
Close up – Nathan Smith (AUS)

and Chris Burkhard the overall Illume 2010 Winner for his surf shot